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Travelling Scots return to Cyprus for Scottish Celebrations

Graeme Mackay, Cyprus Ambassador for Scottish music, is returning for his 12th consecutive year to celebrate St Andrew, Scotland’s patron saint. The accordionist has been coming to the island since 2007 to play for various clients, notably the Caledonian Society of Cyprus.

At home in Scotland he runs the band “Tweed”, an exciting party band playing traditional music in a contemporary fashion for events all over Scotland and abroad.

This year he is joined in Cyprus by Tweed fiddle player Duncan Farquhar and piper Andrew Low.  Graeme and Duncan have been playing together since young boys and have become music brothers. Andrew has been touring with Graeme for several years and is no stranger to Cyprus having visited many times to play as part of the celebrations. He is a popular full time bagpipe player in Scotland and has toured with the “Red Hot Chilli Pipers” and with several pipe bands.

The guys are gearing up for a great week on the Island and will be performing at the “Soulist Coffee & Music House” on Friday 29th November. Starting at 9.00pm.

“We are always very grateful to venues who want to have us play when on tour, it helps us to promote our music and we are always happy to put on a party.  It also helps with our expenses and to keep our costs down across the whole tour by having several nights to play.  We will also be playing for the Caledonian Society’s St Andrew’s Ball and also a couple of other events around the island” … says Graeme.

For full details you can check the Travelling Scots Ceilidh band Facebook page or contact  The Soulist, Karaoglanoglu Caddesi no.10 Alsancak.

Other information:

Cyprus Caledonian Society – +90 533 845 72 96

http://www.tweedceilidhband.com
http://www.mackaymusic.co.uk